With more than 100+ online casinos and sportsbooks across Africa, it’s obvious online gambling is popular here. It was not easy to make a top 10 with so much competition, but our team consisting of professional and occasional gamblers were able to make a selection. We’ve reviewed most brands on their best odds, fast payouts, best (welcome) bonus, most betting options, etc and came up with our top 10!
Choosing the Right Betting Site
Sports and betting go hand in hand but, unless you live in Las Vegas and can go to a live sportsbook at a casino, finding a trustworthy and safe betting site can be a daunting task. Which ones can you trust with your personal financial information? Which ones grade betting slips quickly and honor payouts? These are some of the details we obsess over, and we won’t recommend an online betting site to our readers until we’re sure it’s rock solid.
All of the sites in our top 10 list meet or exceed our minimum standards for security and safety. But those aren’t the only two factors we consider when we review and rate a site. Our team of reviewers personally uses each one they rate and deep dives into details like bonuses, betting odds, customer service, ease of deposits, supported payment methods, bonus rollover requirements, reputation, and a checklist of other points.
If a sportsbook falls below our stringent requirements, it will not be included on our top 10 list.
Our top 10 list is curated by sports bettors and fans to provide the best options available. But, if you are looking for a book that caters to a specific feature, like Bitcoin deposits, we have created separate pages for these.
- Meet our Criteria
- Does Not
We’ve only included a select number of sites for good reason. Our research indicates that, as a percentage, very few online gambling websites meet our standards. Only 14.8% of sites vetted gets our approval.
Out of the 200+ gambling websites we’ve looked at, only a select group are worthy of even getting a review on our site. The reasons for not making the cut vary: some have a poor history of paying customers, some don’t protect customers information, others have a bad reputation, and some are just plain fraudulent.
Website Financial Security & Trust
One of the single most important aspects of a real money betting site is its financial trustworthiness. They are responsible for:
- accepting your cash when you make a deposit;
- accepting wagers when you place them;
- sending you money when you make a withdrawal.
Having a solid track record in these three areas gives a site a trustworthy reputation. It means they’re operating above board.
Arguably even more important, however, is a site’s current financial status. Online betting sites hold money in your account so it is available when you want to place a wager. Unfortunately, as with any business, sportsbooks do come and go. Even those with valid online gaming licenses, there have been instances where funds have not been recoverable by bettors when operators shutdown.
So one of the most important aspects to listing a site on our top 10 list is to ensure there are no current reported financial issues and that the site is a going concern.